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"Most" Android phones? From what I see on their compatibility lists, it doesn't work on the vast majority of the sub-$200 Android phones out there, of which there are hundreds of models (including mine).
Maybe they mean most individual phones and not most models.
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If the carrier constantly switches are calls dropped a lot?
In order to take advantage of the seamless switching between carriers, you have to have a Pixel or newer Nexus phones (6P, 5X). If you don't have those phones, I'm not sure if it has to drop the signal from one to get the other or what. My Pixel just says "Fi Network" in the corner, so I have no clue which carrier I'm on.

For the data only SIM, it only uses T-mo, so maybe unsupported phones only use that.
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Old 11-29-2018, 01:09 PM
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Maybe they mean most individual phones and not most models.
This. They added support for Samsung phones which is a huge portion of the market. Not sure if that gets it to a majority or not. I probably would have used another word than "most."
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Coincidentally I started another thread today referencing leaving FI to go to Verizon. The FI service has been very poor in our area, although it is nice to be able to travel internationally without having to make arrangements for your mobile data.
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In order to take advantage of the seamless switching between carriers, you have to have a Pixel or newer Nexus phones (6P, 5X). If you don't have those phones, I'm not sure if it has to drop the signal from one to get the other or what. My Pixel just says "Fi Network" in the corner, so I have no clue which carrier I'm on.

For the data only SIM, it only uses T-mo, so maybe unsupported phones only use that.
Huh, they used to use both T-mobile and Sprint. Or have those two now consolidated into "T-mobile"?

I have the Moto X4. It's never dropped a call, even when I am in a car or something and moving from signal to signal.
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Huh, they used to use both T-mobile and Sprint. Or have those two now consolidated into "T-mobile"?

I have the Moto X4. It's never dropped a call, even when I am in a car or something and moving from signal to signal.
To clarify, they do use both T-mobile and Sprint if you use a fully supported phone (X4, v20?, Pixel, or Nexus 6P/5X). If you use a data only SIM in any device, you can only use T-mobile.

If you use a phone other than listed above, it says you don't get seamless handoff, but it is unclear what that means. I think it means if you are on a call or need a continuous data connection, you can't switch between T-mobile/Sprint without dropping the connection, but that is just a guess.
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So is Tmobile's phone call reception bad on a traditional Tmobile plan? Or is it just not great on Google Fi?
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So is Tmobile's phone call reception bad on a traditional Tmobile plan? Or is it just not great on Google Fi?
My husband's was bad on T-mobile, too. But it may be worse now? The Google Fi phone reception isn't terrific on WiFi, either.
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I just took advantage of this. Upgraded to Pixel 3 XL from Pixel 2 and actually just switched over to Google fi a couple of weeks ago. This a pretty sweet deal. I went for all the bells and whistles, XL version and 128 gb to get the max rebate of $999.
did your XL ship? my non-XL appears to be on back order - "Your shipment was delayed. We're working to get it to you soon and will email you when it's on its way."
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did your XL ship? my non-XL appears to be on back order - "Your shipment was delayed. We're working to get it to you soon and will email you when it's on its way."
Mine shipped Nov. 30 and it arrived Dec. 7. I ordered mine around 5-6pm EST on the day of the promotion.
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